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Project 2 is coming up!

Project 2 for CCDV 2022 is hosted by Marieke and Martha, both independent designers and teachers at the Communication and Multimedia program in Amsterdam. In this video Martha and Marieke tell you what to expect from Project 2:


In this hand-out you can see what we will be working on in detail: 


Structure and planning
In the project you will be working towards an end goal, the final assignment: ‘Physical Data Visualisation in Public Space’. To get there, Martha and Marieke will guide you through the design proces with weekly smaller assignments and tasks. Every Monday we will post a video explaining the weeks task and a Miro board to post your work and progression.

The project will start on Monday, April 4. At that day we will post the first sub assignments / weekly tasks. If you have question or like to get some feedback on your work, you can meet-up online with Martha and Marieke on these days and hours:

week 1 
Tuesday April 5, feedback hours
2pm – 3pm CET (Ghana: 12 pm – 1pm / Turkey and Romania: 3pm  – 4pm)
4pm – 5pm CET (Mexico: 9am  – 10am / Toronto: 10am – 11am)

week 2
Thursday April 14, feedback hours
2pm – 3pm CET (Ghana: 12 pm – 1pm / Turkey and Romania: 3pm  – 4pm)
4pm – 5pm CET (Mexico: 9am  – 10am / Toronto: 10am – 11am)

week 3
Thursday April 21 , feedback hours
2pm – 3pm CET (Ghana: 12 pm – 1pm / Turkey and Romania: 3pm  – 4pm)
4pm – 5pm CET (Mexico: 9am  – 10am / Toronto: 10am – 11am)

Week 4
Monday April 25 , feedback hours
2pm – 3pm CET (Ghana: 12 pm – 1pm / Turkey and Romania: 3pm  – 4pm)
4pm – 5pm CET (Mexico: 9am  – 10am / Toronto: 10am – 11am)

Tuesday April 26, End Show / Final Presentations
2pm – 5pm CET

We will provide you with links to the above online meetings in Teams.

Preparations
Before we start, there are a couple of things you can do as a preparation:
-Watch the introduction video with Marieke and Martha (see above)
-Have a look at the ‘Let’s get started’ hand-out (see above)
-Check out the website of After Us the Deluge
-Watch the video’s / tour of After Us the Deluge
-Start spotting locations, look for grids and interesting places, make pictures (check out the examples at the end of the introduction video above)

More about the instructors
Project 2 is organised by Marieke and Martha:

‘Hi I am Marieke de Beurs I’m looking forward to teach you in the coming weeks. I’m born and raised on a small dutch Island Texel in the north of Holland. I studied Graphic design at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. I worked as a graphic designer at the dutch renowned design company Thonik and Europe’s most experienced serious games company IJsfontein. Since 5 years I work as an independent designer and have my own studio as graphic designer and illustrator. Besides that, I’m a design teacher Communication and Multimedia Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.’
www.mariekedebeurs.nl

‘Hi I am Martha Lauria, I come from Mexico City where I studied Graphic Communication Design at the Universidad Autonomy Metropolitana (UAM). After my graduation I worked as an art director for a record company; an exciting job that I quitted to do further studies at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since then I stayed in the Netherlands. I worked for a couple of design companies before establishing my own studio specialised in design identity. In the meantime I got a master degree in Design Management and became Design Thinking Facilitator and Behavioural Designer. I am also a graduate coach and teacher in Communication and Multimedia Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Looking forward to meeting you all!
www.lauria.nl


Week 4: last week of project 1, see you at the End show!

Because of this final week, the planning will be a little different. 

Monday March 21, 4pm – 5 pm CET: (extra) feedback hour to talk about your work with Marc and Christian.

Tuesday March 22, 2pm – 4 pm CET: feedback hour(s) to talk about your work with Marc and Christian.

Thursday March 24, 2pm – 4pm: END SHOW!

It would be great if all participants (students and teachers) can join the online End show to reflect on the work that’s made and the lessons that are learned. If you’re a student, prepare a 5 minute presentation by making a .pdf with slides, showing the assignments you made and the process how you got there (mistakes included!). 

If you haven’t completed all the assignments, don’t worry! For the End show, make a presentation of just the work you did. It’s really no problem if you didn’t manage to do all four assignments. Also, post the work you were able to do, on the Miro boards:

Miro board assignment #1 (visual statement)

Miro board assignment #2 (real life infographic)

Miro board assignment #3 en #4 (hand drawn and digital visualization of personal data).

Assignment #4 – Data Storytelling is an elaboration on assignment #3. Please, watch the video and the .pdf for more info and inspiration!


Welcome to week 3 of project 1

You have until 11:59pm (23:59) monday March 14 to hand in assignment #2 (the visual assessment) on the Miro board.

Each student can upload their assignment on the Miro board in form of a jpg of pdf, add your name + a short description.

Assignment #3 Hand Drawn Personal Data Visualisation

This week, we’ll begin with assignment #3. Watch the video of Mark and Christian about it bellow. Also check out the .pdf file.

Here is some inspiration for assignment #3:

Link to the lecture from Stephanie Posavec

Link to the Video of Duncan Geere

Link to the Article From Giorgia Lupi

Meetings
You can speak to Marc and Christian online about your work or ask them questions on Teams on Tuesday or Thursday between 2pm and 4pm (Dutch time). See links bellow to the meetings:

Tuesday 15 March, 2pm – 4pm CET

Thursday 17 March, 2pm – 4pm CET

And lastly, here’s the International Groups excel once again:

International Groups

Workshop / assignment #2

You have until 11:59pm (23:59) monday March 7 to hand in assignment #1 (the visual assessment) on the Miro board.

Each student can upload their assignment on theMiro board (the three visual statements/portraits based on the three interviews) in form of a jpg of pdf, add your name + a short description. Like this it will also be nice for everyone to share and see each others work.

This week, we’ll begin with assignment #2 (Real Life Infographics). Watch the video of Mark and Christian about it bellow. Also check out the .pdf file.

Here is a lecture for inspiration:

Eduardo España, Johana Duenas—Outlier 2022—The Perfect Couple | Data & Object:

Meetings
You can speak to Marc and Christian online about your work or ask them questions on Teams on Tuesday or Thursday between 2pm and 4pm (Dutch time). See links bellow to the meetings:

Tuesday March 8, 2pm – 4pm CET: for feedback or questions on assignment #1 (visual statement) or assignment #2 (real life infographics). 

Thursday March 10, 2pm – 4pm CET: for feedback or questions on assignment #2 (real life infographics).

Workshop / assignment #1

Watch the video by Marc Andrews who explains to you what the first assignments are:

In this .pdf you can find more information about the assignments:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BelO3gxZSEBUo7Emqkx2p1vP8EOztZsQ/view?usp=sharing

International teams
One of the assignments will involve international teamwork. In this sheet you can find the international teams:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17J_b_NCsQQ3E58J9FZ0py0PGvLtbwwknqtkm6bgcKM/edit#gid=0
Reach out to each other and get the communication going!

Contact with the teachers
You can contact Marc Andrews and Christian Degen by sending them a message in Teams, send them an e-mail (m.s.andrews@hva.nl and c.degen@hva.nl) or join on of these video meetings:

Tuesday March 1, 3pm – 5pm CET:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ad72ac0387f0a47cf9bcda77201d52da6%40thread.tacv2/1646049095583?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%220907bb1e-21fc-476f-8843-02d09ceb59a7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2292444d8b-45af-4c84-99fd-9ce7d95768ba%22%7d

Thursday March 3, 1pm – 5pm CET:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ad72ac0387f0a47cf9bcda77201d52da6%40thread.tacv2/1646061470535?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%220907bb1e-21fc-476f-8843-02d09ceb59a7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2292444d8b-45af-4c84-99fd-9ce7d95768ba%22%7d

The project and teachers

The project runs from Feb. 28 untill March 25.
In project 1 we will go outside and make fieldwork, gather soft and hard data, track our own behaviour and habits, dive into desk research and translate our findings and data into visual appealing narratives. As designers we take a position, frame our message and tell a story. We will experiment with different ways of visualising our data.

Week #1 – Feb. 28
Creating a visual statement
Week#2 – March 7
Public data and real life infographics
Week #3 – – March 14
Hand-drawn personal data visualization
Week #4
Data Storytelling

Project 1 is organized by Marc and Christian: ‘We are two graphic designers, traditionally born in Germany and living since a while already in The Netherlands. Since 14 years we have a design studio in the center of Amsterdam and are teaching regularly at the faculty for multimedia design in Amsterdam. Further we developed a social design workshop ‘Mapping the City’ which we organised in the last years in more than 20 different countries.’

For more information check:
www.andrewsdegen.com
www.mappingthecity.com

Things you can already do / preparations

If you like, you can already start, doing these tasks, before tuesday March 1.

1-Start collecting data:
Please already start collecting data about your own sustainable and eco-friendly or environmentally unfriendly behaviour. We will connect you to two fellow students from a different country (we will let you know which working groups your’ re in on Monday Feb. 28.). Later in the project you will compare and discuss these collected data with the students form your working group and create visualisations together.

Choose different media/methods how you could keep track of these behaviours or habits. Just collect data about your individual behaviour. Think about the following subjects/topics: transportation (how much km on bike, car, public transport, etc), garbage, recycling, water usage, meat consumption, etc.

2-Interview 3 people
Interview 3 people (e.g. with the same social, cultural or professional background or different backgrounds) about their lifestyle and efforts to reduce their personal co2 – footprint. Which habits prevent them of being more environmentally friendly, what strengthen, helps them to act eco-friendly? Think about 3 strong questions you use as a conversation starter. You will use the outcomes to create a visual statement (assignment week 1).

3-Watch the lectures
Look at these video’s below, in the context of gathering quantitative data and how to translate this to a visual statement:

-Hans en Ola Rosling, on cultural bias and how to get rid of it with data: 
https://www.gapminder.org/videos/how-not-to-be-ignorant-about-the-world/

Anna Rosling on data and people:

Anna Rosling


-Andy Kirk on qualitative data and what to do with it: 

Andy Kirk


-Nicholas Felton on Collecting data about your own behaviour

Nicholas Felton


-Il Tempo della Quarantena: on collecting and comparing personal data:

Andrea Giambelli


Sarah Illenberger on visual statements:

Sarah Illenberger

Nicholas Felton on the relationship between data and photography:

Nicholas Felton


While watching the videos, in approximately 500 words in total, answer the following questions:

  • Which video stands out in your opinion? Elaborate.
  • What is the key message of each video in one sentence?
  • What do these designers have in common and what distinguishes them?
  • How would you use / can you apply – the learnings you have gained in your project?